Hawkeyes...at newsstands now

Nov. 3, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa — At newsstands now…the University of Iowa football team.

In the Nov. 9 edition, Sports Illustrated magazine staff writer Albert Chen takes an in-depth look at how the Hawkeyes have gotten to 9-0 with a No. 4 rating in the BCS poll heading into the final month of the regular season. In nine states (and parts of Ohio and Missouri), the Sports Illustrated cover photo by David E. Klutho, will be UI junior Derrell Johnson-Koulianos leaping over teammate Wade Leppert during a kickoff return Oct. 31 against Indiana.

The image will be the cover photo in the states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

The rest of the country will see a World Series cover featuring Derek Jeter.

“Another miracle win was in the books, and the chant began to echo around Kinnick Stadium, the redbrick home of the Hawkeyes, the other field of dreams in Iowa,” Chen writes. “‘Nine and Oh!’ the faithful boomed as the Iowa players walked off the field after their 42-24 Halloween thriller over Indiana.”

That’s your snippet, Hawkeye fans. For the complete article — and that attractive cover — purchase a Sports Illustrated off the rack.